You ever gonna admit you spread a total lie to your hundreds of thousands of followers, or is that just something you think is totally cool?
Here's where the fake story about General Dynamics workers quitting en masse over vaccine mandates started. I'm not holding my breath for @pnjaban or any of the other blue-check accounts who spread this lie to correct it, although they should.
Same thing with the "Southwest Airlines pilot's strike" rumor. The pilots' union, the FAA, and Southwest's CEO have all repeatedly refuted it, but the blue-check parrots of the right just keep on parroting, and I'll be shocked if any of them retract it.
This pattern of refusal to correct false tweets is not limited to conservatives. None of the accounts depicted in this college (left or right) addressed their lies/errors, and Twitter searches confirm some of these false narratives still have traction.

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13 Oct
Meet @AnthonyWill_BSC and @MrThomasKoning, a duo of supposed cryptocurrency experts and "Gem Hunters" with GAN-generated profile pics and over 180,000 followers between them.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
GAN = "generative adversarial network", the AI technique used by to generate fake faces such as those used by these two accounts. The major facial features are in the same position on both images, a fingerprint of unmodified GAN-generated face pics.
Both @AnthonyWill_BSC and @MrThomasKoning primarily tweet cryptocurrency/NFT promotions of varying sorts, with no apparent preference for any specific coin. The two accounts follow each other. ImageImage
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12 Oct
The bots described in this previous thread have been banned, but a new batch of accounts with GAN-generated face pics and screenshots of fake Elon Musk tweets has arisen to replace them.

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The new incarnation of the network consists of (at least) 128 accounts created between August 18th and October 10th 2020. All tweet exclusively via the Twitter Web App (allegedly), and all their tweets to date are either replies or retweets. ImageImageImageImage
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• replies containing screenshots fake Elon Musk tweets advertising watches and random text
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• repetitive replies containing images ImageImageImage
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10 Oct
Meet @DanielWilson_1, @PradipWebber, and @Sybil__Evans, a trio of interesting accounts that each got thousands of followers via the "Round Year Fun"/realactivefollowers(dot)com family of malicious Twitter apps ("My Twitter Family", "My Twitter Crush", etc).

cc: @ZellaQuixote
If you've used any of the "Round Year Fun" apps ("My Twitter Family", "My Twitter Crush", etc), your account has probably involuntarily followed one or more of the customers of a follower sales site. Here's how to revoke the apps' access to your account:
Massive infusions of involuntary followers from Round Year Fun is not the only thing @DanielWilson_1, @PradipWebber, and @Sybil__Evans have in common. Each has also quote tweeted pro-CCP/anti-Guo Wengui cartoons (in some cases, from accounts subsequently suspended by Twitter).
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3 Oct
Meet @kris_verma1984, a Twitter account that ostensibly belongs to a guest writer for the Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) by the name of "Kris Harrison" and resembles the now-suspended fake Guardian journalist account @jessica05181 in multiple interesting ways.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
A google search of the Sydney Morning Herald's website for "Kris Harrison" turns up no content written by anyone named "Kris Harrison", and @kris_verma1984 has never linked any Sydney Morning Herald content whatsoever.
As was the case with fake Guardian journalist @jessica05181, @kris_verma1984 (permanent ID 1074631446067843072) was renamed along the way. Internet Archive confirms that back in 2020 it was named @addiaeeprint and its display name was "Maria Pia" rather than "Kris Harrison".
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28 Sep
A 41 page document chock full of disinformation about COVID-19 (including claims that the vaccines may be mind control technology) written by someone using the pseudonym "Spartacus" has been making the rounds on Twitter the last few days. Here's how it spread.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
The "Spartacus" COVID disinfo document first appeared on docdroid(dot)com on Sept 24 2021. The first Twitter account to share it was a small Italian-language account, @number229401056. The second was @RWMaloneMD, whose tweet linking the letter was retweeted nearly 1000 times.
The so-called "Spartacus letter" was first posted to DocDroid, it was removed relatively quickly, resulting in subsequent reposting on a variety of sites. The copy of the document most frequently shared on Twitter is hosted by right-wing disinformation blog @zerohedge.
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25 Sep
Is @WaltWhiteCrypto getting retweets from a freshly-cooked batch of bots with GAN-generated profile pics? (Spoiler: Yes) #TheBotsWhoKnock

(GAN = "generative adversarial network", the AI technique used by etc to generate fake face pics)

cc: @ZellaQuixote
The botnet amplifying @WaltWhiteCrypto (and others) consists of 936 accounts created in August and September 2021. All have lowercase display names (first + last name) and follow zero accounts, and all have GAN-generated profile pics.
All 936 accounts in this network (allegedly) tweet via the Twitter Web App. The network is active round-the-clock, and all of its content is retweets. It mostly amplifies cryptocurrency accounts, although the most frequently retweeted account is a media account, @TheLevantNewsEN.
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